Nancy Pelosi Wiki – Biography
Nancy Pelosi is a Democratic House Speaker, Thursday morning, October 8, told reporters that she would soon be discussing the 25th Amendment, with regards to President Trump, setting off rampant speculation.
Pelosi was born in Baltimore to an Italian-American family. She was the only girl and the youngest of seven children of Annunciata M. “Nancy” D’Alesandro (née Lombardi) and Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., who both had Italian roots. Her mother was born in Campobasso, in South Italy, and her father could trace his Italian ancestry to Genoa, Venice and Abruzzo. When Nancy was born, her father was a Democratic congressman from Maryland (and he became Mayor of Baltimore seven years later). Pelosi’s mother was also active in politics, organizing Democratic women and teaching her daughter the value of social networking. Pelosi’s brother, Thomas D’Alesandro III, also a Democrat, was Mayor of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971.
Pelosi was involved with politics from an early age. She helped her father at his campaign events. She attended John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address when he was sworn in as U.S. president in January 1961.
In 1958, Pelosi graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame, an all-girls Catholic high school in Baltimore. In 1962, she graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Pelosi interned for Senator Daniel Brewster (D-Maryland) in the 1960s alongside future House majority leader Steny Hoyer.
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Nancy Pelosi is 80-years-old.
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Nancy Pelosi Talking About the 25th Amendment
The 25th Amendment was ratified by Congress after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, in 1967, and lays out the line of succession, should a president die or become incapacitated. It also, however, provides for a situation in which the vice president and a majority of a cabinet declare that the president is not fit to carry out his duties, and states that the vice president would immediately take over in that case, per the Cornell Law Library.
During her Thursday press briefing, while talking about Trump’s Tuesday decision to withdraw from COVID-19 stimulus talks, Pelosi said, “Come here tomorrow. We’re going to be talking about the 25th Amendment.”
.@SpeakerPelosi: "Tomorrow, by the way, tomorrow, come here tomorrow. We're going to be talking about the 25th Amendment."
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 8, 2020
The amendment is often evoked and hashtagged online in discussions about Trump’s mental and physical health, and it quickly began trending on Twitter.
Pelosi was asked about prospects for a stimulus package before the election, with Trump announcing Tuesday he was pulling away from negotiations, except in the case of a standalone bill to send Americans checks.
She also referenced Trump’s recent tweets and videos, about which there has been much speculation, insisting that he is “feeling great” and “better than 20 years ago,” despite having contracted coronavirus sometime last week.
“Well, I don’t know what the prospects are, when you hear someone saying, ‘I’m young and I’m a perfect specimen,’ instead of addressing the fact that … nearly 100 people died [yesterday],” Pelosi said. “What are we talking about here?”
“Come here tomorrow. We’re going to be talking about the 25th Amendment,” she added.
CNN’s Manu Raju returned to her comment a little later, asking Pelosi, “Do you think it’s time to invoke the 25th Amendment?”
“If you want to talk about that, I’ll see you tomorrow,” Pelosi responded. “But you take me back to my point. Mr. President, when was the last time you had a negative test, before you tested positive? Why is the White House not telling the country that important fact about how this spread, and made a hot spot of the White House?”
Heavy reached out to Pelosi’s press office, but they did not immediately respond to our request for comment.
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History professor Steven M. Gillon, in an October 5 Washington Post op-ed, explained the circumstances before and after the deaths of the seven presidents who passed while in office, before Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 sparked the creation of the 25th Amendment.
The Amendment was created to eliminate the uncertainty that surrounded what was supposed to happen should a president become incapacitated, Gillon said, but the White House’s often conflicting reports on Trump’s health have “only served to create confusion and uncertainty — the very things that the amendment was designed to prevent.”
Maryland Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin said this week that when Trump was hospitalized, he should have temporarily ceded the presidency to Vice President Mike Pence. He also in 2017 introduced a bill to set up a commission, appointed by Congress, to make a determination about a president’s fitness and make sure a smooth transfer of power goes on, he told Slate.
“Someone who has mild symptoms can execute the powers and duties of office, but someone who is on a ventilator obviously cannot,” Raskin said. “Judgment calls need to be made all along the spectrum.”
Heavy reached out to Raskin’s office for comment on what Pelosi said, but did not immediately hear back.